Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|General (Qs 1 – 3)||Clinical Practice: (Qs 9 – 10)|
|Accreditation (Qs 4 – 6)||Career Prospects: (Q 11)|
|Flexible study options (Qs 7 – 9)|
1. What makes BCNH different to other nutrition colleges?
|a)||Delivering an excellent student experience – BCNH are committed to high quality support to their students|
|b)||BCNH have a strong team of academic and subject knowledge experts to support the students and deliver an excellent student experience.|
|c)||BCNH has experience of using technology to improve learning and teaching, having delivered programmes via blended learning for many years.|
|Don’t just take our word for it, follow this link to see what some of our graduates say!|
|2.||If I study with BCNH, can I get a student visa?|
|NO. As we offer blended learning only, our students are not eligible for a student visa.|
|Where and when are lectures held?
|Our lectures are delivered online|
|4.||Is the BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine an NTEC accredited course?|
|The above programme will be NTEC accredited once the programme is validated by the University of Northampton.
|5.||Can BCNH graduates register with CNHC?|
|Our graduates can apply for direct entry to the professional register held by the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), which is supported by the Department of Health.|
|Please see this link for further information about BCNH accreditations.|
|6.||Who awards the BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine?|
|The BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine will be awarded by the University of Northampton (currently subject to validation).|
|Flexible Study Options
|7.||As an online / distance learning student, how will I complete the course?|
|Some of the lecture material for each module will be pre-recorded (video and audio), ready for viewing at a time convenient to you. There will also be live lectures in most modules, scheduled to take place at weekends, which will be streamed for distance learners to join from the comfort of your own home. In addition, regular seminars will take place online, using webinar technology, enabling all students to interact and participate.|
|8.||Are there any compulsory attendance days?|
|No – all lectures, including clinical training, are delivered online.|
|9.||Is there a clinical placement for the BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine?
|No – students will consult with their own clients under supervision.||
|10.||So what happens during the clinical modules?|
|During the clinical practice modules, students will undertake 4 live case studies with real clients. These case studies will have 4 consultations each, and each consultation will be supervised by one of our experienced clinic supervisors.
More information about our clinical practice year can be found here.
|11.||What career prospects are there after I complete my BSc (Hons) in Nutrition & Lifestyle Medicine?|
|Most BCNH graduates go on to start successful nutrition practices, offering personalised nutrition and lifestyle advice to paying clients. There are, however, many other opportunities available and the majority of our graduates will have a variety of different income streams. For example, whilst some days may be spent in clinic, others may be dedicated to corporate work, to teaching nutrition (to adults or children), or to writing (e.g. blogs, articles, books).
Some graduates have also gone on to work in product development and technical support, for example, providing practitioner support and education in supplement and testing companies.